Marc Beals

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-766817
Marc Beals

About Me

Marc has worked in residential real estate for over 35 years, wearing many hats along the way ¬– builder, developer and broker to name a few. 

His 20 years’ experience originating mortgage loans, including 16 years underwriting 1-4 family mortgage loans (VA, FHA and Conventional) gives him the expertise to handle any financing situation. 

Marc has originated and underwritten second mortgages, jumbo loans and Alt-A products. As a manager/underwriter he has trained and supervised loan originators, processing staff, underwriters, real estate agents and commercial bankers in compliance and mortgage practices. 

Now, Marc is able to devote his expertise to his favorite part of the mortgage business, working directly with consumers to fulfill their needs and dreams. Whether it is Construction Financing, FHA, Renovation loans, Harp Loans, Veterans Administration (VA), Jumbo, Conventional, Reverse Mortgage or USDA Rural Development programs, he has the program to assist with your home purchase or refinancing needs. 

Marc and his wife Gail have four children, four grandchildren and two dogs. They enjoy family get togethers, fly fishing, and traveling with their vintage Airstream in tow. 

Call Marc today

Why Finance of America Mortgage?

We’re not about pushing loan papers. We’re about moving your dream forward. And we do that through knowledgeable local advisors, a personal approach, and a variety of smart loan options.

Learn More About Why Finance of America Mortgage?


Consumer Loans Funded


Local Advisor Branches

Frequently Asked Questions

How many properties should I look at?

The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.

What is the best way to search for homes?

When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.

Should I get pre-approval before making an offer?

Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.

Branch Location Map

My Office

West Des Moines, IA
1200 Valley West Drive Suite 700
West Des Moines, IA 50266